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Derive tangent lines through derivatives. Scholars use an app to graph functions and investigate derivatives and tangent lines. The interactive automatically graphs a tangent line at a specified point and can also produce tables of values.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource to introduce the connection between derivatives and slopes of tangent lines
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners need to have knowledge of tangent lines
  • Pupils should understand step sizes
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Includes detailed instructions on how to use the resource
  • Allows users to print graphs and tangent lines
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